Shiny conditioned hair…

IMG_0266I wanted to share this special conditioning shine boosting spray! I discovered this only this week (I know I’m a bit behind). I use straighteners a lot and always want my hair to maintain a nice healthy shine, if you spray this on damp hair and brush through it not only conditions your hair but makes it smell delicious too! I bought this product in Asda when the Aussie range was on  offer (3 for £10) I bought this and 2x bottle of Aussie Volume Shampoo – I swear by their products!

Little Tip –  After styling or straightening, spritz some Aussie Conditioning Spray into the palm or your hand and smooth over your hair. it sorts out those strays and flyways in an instant and gives your hair a lovely shine.

Do you use Aussie hair products? What do you think of them?

Carrie

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December GlossyBox: the review

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After receiving my first GlossyBox in November I was more than looking forward to December’s box arriving on my doorstep and I wasn’t disappointed! Contained within December’s goody box was;

1) TRESemmé Renewal Hair Scalp Nourish & Renew Tonic (£5.50) www.tresemme.co.uk 

This full sized bottle claims to nourish and renew your scalp after first use with its tea tree extract and sunflower seed oil. To apply, tilt head and use the nozzle to lift hair in sections and aim to target the root of your hair. Comb treatment through and style as usual, there is no need to rinse!

2) Bellapierre Cosmetics – Cheek & Lip Stain (£12.99) www.bellapierre.co.uk

This clever 2 in 1 cheek & lip stain is every girls must have handbag hero! This versatile little pot can be used as a beautiful lip stain and at the same time can be blended along your cheekbone to create a rosy pink hue!

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3) Anatomicals – Zap! Zap! Zap! Gets that Chap! Day & Night Spot Stick (£3.79) www.asos.com

This 2 in 1 day & night spot stick really does attack those unwanted blemishes and spots that can rudely turn up at the worst moments!

4) All that Jazz – Professional Nail Lacquer (£9.98) www.allthatjazz.com

Dark blues, purples, navy’s, black nail varnish shades are all the rage at the moment! So this little bottle of petrol blue goodness is bang on trend!

5) Skin Pep Hydra Boost – Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£24.99) www.skinprep.com

This little bottle claims to promote a healthy new skin glow effect using its clinically proven cell communicating ingredient, hyaluronic acid. This powerful little bottle certainly worked wonders on my skin, when I applied it after removing my makeup!

Overall Verdict

Another fabulous selection of goodies from GlossyBox – can’t recommend this enough! My favourite item in the box has to be the bellápierre cheek & lip stain – go and buy yours now!

Thank you for reading – sending lots of love

Carrie xxx

Blondes do have more fun…!!!

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Before

IMG_6426 This week I was set the task of dying my friends hair. To set the scene; she’s blonde, she has only ever had her highlights done in a salon, never used a home colouring product before and to top it all off I work with her – so no pressure there then! We used Garnier Nutrisse Creme (colour 9.13)

Application was quick and easy to apply and instructions were simple to follow. All products are included in the box, however you may need a few hair clips to help section the hair along with a comb or a brush. We used an old towel and placed this around the shoulders to protect clothes from any possible hair dye type drips or accidents! I would recommend using the gloves when washing the hair dye off to protect hands and jewellery. We left the product to develop for 20 minutes and  sat down with a cup of tea and danish! When it was time, we rinsed off the colour and applied the intensive conditioner (supplied in the kit). I really would recommend smothering this all over your hair and allowing a few minutes for this to really soak in, the difference is very noticeable – take it from someone who in the past has forgotten this important step!!!

After washing out the product we blow-dried the hair and smoothed over with straightening irons. The end results were fantastic! My friend made it clear that she wanted the colour to look as natural as possible, I think the colour was the perfect shade and it gave her hair a glossy sheen with lots of multi tones hopefully you can see that from the picture below.
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Overall Verdict: 9/10
For anyone new to home hair dye kits this is an ideal place to begin! Semi permanent dye is gentler on the hair and you also have the assurance that if the shade is not for you then after 3-4 weeks chances are it won’t be as noticeable as first applied! The Nutrisse Creme’s conditioner is wonderful,  its worth buying the kit just for that, plus it smells delicious!!! The little bottle goes a long way too so I recommend applying once a week to help maintain the colour and gloss! So would I recommend to a friend – well I have,  plus I applied it too so the answer to that is YES!!!!